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Bug#240831: dpkg: option to beep on question asked

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.20
Severity: wishlist

It would be nice if there was a config option to dpkg to ring the
terminal bell upon it asking a question such as 
    Configuration file `/etc/ntp.conf'
     ==> File on system created by you or by a script.
     ==> File also in package provided by package maintainer.
and popping up a dialog. (maybe also with apt upon it finally
downloading all those 400megs of downloads, when it asks you whether
you want to proceed - ideally every operation in the apt chain
including any installed things like apt-list{changes,bugs} ought to
find the difference between the last time the user was queried, and
the current time, and if this time difference is greater than
<user-defined-time> then beep; To appease those who don't like their
terminal beeping, a (default) setting of -1 means no beeps)

The reason I ask is on all of my relatively slow machines, I can sit
and wait for half an hour between questions (heck, sometimes just
getting apt-listchanges to work out the changes can take several
minutes). So natually, I go off and do something else on another
virtual page. I might eventually realise that dpkg is stuck waiting
for me to answer when I notice the system is no longer bogged down
anymore, or there is no longer any disk seakage, but I am not
guarenteed to realise this - and hence upgrading often takes *far*
longer than is necessary.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i586)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.4
Locale: LANG=en_AU, LC_CTYPE=en_AU

Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect                     1.10.20      a user tool to manage Debian packa
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-11 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

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